Reds vs. Cardinals Sunday Prediction
The red-hot Cardinals took a 2.5-game lead over the Cubs in the NL Central after rallying in the ninth inning to sweep a double-header with the Reds on Saturday. Will the Cards win their third straight game on Sunday in Game 1 of today’s double-header?
Game Snapshot & Odds
953 Cincinnati Reds (135) at 954 St. Louis Cardinals (-159); 8.5 runs
Sunday, September 1, 2019
1:05 p.m. ET, Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 77% of the betting tickets are on the Cardinals to beat the Reds on the moneyline.
Cincinnati Reds Fantasy Spin
Raisel Iglesias took a blown save and a loss after giving up two singles and hitting a batter in the ninth against the Cardinals in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader. The Reds showed just how little faith that have in Iglesias right now by pulling him in favor of Kevin Gausman after the three-batter sequence. Gausman promptly gave up a game-ending single to the first batter he faced. Iglesias has allowed runs in four of his last five appearances. It's been a bumpy season for him throughout, and while he still seems like about as good of a bet as anyone in the Cincinnati pen for September, it's possible he'll be yanked from the closer's role in favor of Michael Lorenzen. Lorenzen is worth picking up anyway.
St. Louis Cardinals Fantasy Spin
Tommy Edman went 3-for-4 with two runs scored as the Cardinals edged the Reds 3-2 in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader. Edman scored four runs on the day, even though he didn't start the first game; he scored as a pinch-runner and then remained in and walked and scored later. That brings his total to 20 runs scored for the month of August. He's worth using in mixed leagues as long as he continues to play regularly.
MLB Betting Trends
The Reds are now 3-9 in their last 12 road games following yesterday’s back-to-back losses in the double header.
The Cardinals have won 17 of their last 21 overall and 18 of their last 23 at home.
The under is 4-1-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams in St. Louis, including in Game 2 of Saturday’s double-header. The under is also 5-2-1 in the last eight meetings between these rivals overall. Meanwhile, with Miles Mikolas on the hill, the under is 6-2-1 in the Cardinals’ last nine games when he starts. The under is 7-3 in Mikolas’ last 10 home starts as well. Finally, the under is 7-3-1 in Tyler Mahle’s last 11 road outings.
The Pick: Reds/Cardinals UNDER 8.5